Ok, a lot of people have this. I do.
I imagine there are a lot of root causes for insomnia.
Some are too personal to talk about.
However, I'm sure some people who just 'can't sleep' or don't have very personal reasons for it etc, can discuss theirs and how they solved it, if they have.
What do you guys with it, do to help you to get to sleep?
How long do you go without sleep and what would your pattern of sleep for, say a week, be?
How long have you had it?
Tips for good Sleep:
Here are some tips that might help you get better-quality sleep and feel more rested and alert during the day.
*Keep a regular bedtime and wake-up time. Stick to it, even on weekends. That will help your body know when to feel alert and when to feel sleepy.
*Get enough sleep. Adults need at least 8 hours. Teens should get 9 1/2. Kids need even more.
*Of course, your bed and pillow(s) should be comfortable. Different people have different preferences.
*The room should not be too hot or too cold. (If your feet -- or other areas of your body feel cold, wear socks or a comfortable cap.)
*Lighting, if any, should be very dim. (Light can shine through your eyelids and send "wake-up" signals to your brain.) If you can’t get rid of the light, try black curtains, aluminum foil over windowpanes, or sleep masks/eye shades.
*If you don’t want complete silence, listen to a constant "white noise." (Radios and T.V.s are very disruptive to sleep, even if you believe they make you sleep better!) If you can’t get rid of noise, try ear plugs.
*Don’t use stimulants (such as colas, chocolate, tea, coffee, nicotine, and some medications) too close to bed time. Some of these can stay in your body up to 6 hours. Even if you don't think they bother you, scientists say they will make your sleep worse.
*Exercise each day, but no strenuous exercise within 6 hours of bedtime.
*Avoid alcohol, which can cause night time awakenings, nightmares, and headaches.
*A light snack may help you fall asleep, but avoid heavy meals near bedtime.
*Try to avoid lying awake in bed. Only get into bed when you really feel as though you will fall asleep. If you are awake in bed for 20 minutes, get up and do something else until you feel tired.